Former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, has reacted to claims that he “left debt” for the state after he handed over to current governor, Bello Matawalle.
Speaking during a news conference in Gusau, Ibrahim Dosara, Yari’s media aide, said the former governor left N7 billion in the state coffers and had constructed roads across the 14 local government areas in the state.
In his words, “l want to make it categorically clear that the immediate past governor, His Excellency, Hon. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar left no debt in the state when he handed over the leadership of the state to the government of Alhaji Bello Matawalle.
“The press briefing by the immediate past deputy-governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Wakkala, saying that Yari administration left a debt of over N251 billion, was misleading, misrepresenting and a calculated attempt to smear the good image of the former governor.
“We wonder why the committee failed to inform the world that Yari left N7 billion in the state coffers or that the former governor had constructed hundreds of kilometre roads cutting across all the 14 local government areas of the state as well as provision of other dividends of democracy.”